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McDonald's Calls Trump a 'Disgusting Excuse of a President'

18 March, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Paula Vaughn
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In a tweet on its corporate account, the fast food chain called President Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President" on Thursday morning.

Indeed, shortly after 9 a.m., McDonald's Corporate gave their official explanation: the account was "compromised" then subsequently secured.

Update: McDonald's corporate Twitter account just posted some clarification of what happened.

While the McDonald's corporation maintains their innocence, people everywhere are wondering who was behind the hack.

"Together, Grimace, we could own this town", Trump says to the creature, embracing him as they look over New York City from Trump Tower. The tweet, which has since been removed, was online for about 20 minutes.

Yesterday, hundreds of Twitter accounts including Justin Bieber's and Forbes were hacked.

What do you think of McDonald's controversial tweet against US President Donald Trump?

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It's unclear who sent the tweet, but McDonalds did issue a statement saying its Twitter account had been compromised.

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook has previously spoken favorably about Trump's presidency, specifically about his proposal to reduce business regulations.

While fans of Mr. Trump's may not have been amused, some experts said the tweet could actually help boost McDonald's standing.

The tweet was briefly pinned at the top of the fast food giant's feed before it was deleted.

Given Trump's track record, it's unlikely he will let this go. Stephen Easterbrook, McDonald's chief executive, has praised a number of Trump's moves, such as his first choice for labor secretary, fellow fast food executive Andrew Puzder.

When Trump won the Republican primary on June 7, 2016, he celebrated his victory by posting a photo of himself on his private plane eating a McDonald's Big Mac and fries.

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